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  • joshvox
    Clown Prince of Crime
    • Mar 21, 2006
    • 1873

    The Rock as Shazam/Captain Marvel?

    Boy, I hope not:

  • Earth 2 Chris
    Verbose Member
    • Mar 7, 2004
    • 32557

    #2
    He'd make a better Black Adam.Got the cocked eyebrow and everything.

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    • Mikey
      Verbose Member
      • Aug 9, 2001
      • 47244

      #3
      The Rock might be a good choice.

      For one thing, I think his exotic complexion might enhance the role.

      Shazam suppose to be something cooked up by Greek mythology, so he should have a slightly meditation look to him.

      For attitude........

      I dunno,

      I never read any of the comics--- so my only impression of Shazam is from the TV series.
      To me, a dime store mannequin could have played THAT role

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      • toys2cool
        Ultimate Mego Warrior
        • Nov 27, 2006
        • 28605

        #4
        I think he'll look good,he has a great body and he's a good actor as well
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        • The Toyroom
          The Packaging King
          • Dec 31, 2004
          • 16653

          #5
          The Rock might have the tongue in cheek sense of humor for the role but I'm not sure he's "square" enough to be a "gee WHIZ" kind of Cap. That's one of the cool parts about Captain Marvel...without that he's often nothing better than a Superman clone. Something DC doesn't always seem to get...the Captain Marvel/Shazam universe doesn't always need to be played straight.
          It's that little bit of whimsy that makes it unique.
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          • palitoy
            live. laugh. lisa needs braces
            • Jun 16, 2001
            • 59259

            #6
            You know, as much as I want to hate this I can't. The guy seems pretty likable and might be able to pull it off. I'm not a wrestling fan, I am just going by seeing him on SNL once.
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            • Hulk
              Mayor of Megoville
              • May 10, 2003
              • 16007

              #7
              I do think he would make a better Black Adam looks wise, but I think he has the chops to pull off the character of Captain Marvel. We have certainly put up with enough actors that don't quite fit into the comic book mold looks wise, like Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, so I could live with this. He hasn't been a wrestler in well over a couple of years either, he really is concentrating on the acting.


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              • Cosmicman
                Permanent Member
                • Jul 12, 2005
                • 4794

                #8
                This makes me happy and scares me at that same time!

                I saw this and this makes me happy and scares me at that same time! ...

                I am happy because Captain Marvel is a classic hero I want to see in the movies for once and I like "The Rock."

                What scares me is I can see producers sticking Rock in some kind of black leather outfit and blue jeans with some kind of lighting bolt necklace or some crap calling himself Captain Marvel.

                I hope they do this right and don't mess it up but you know they will.

                Oh god. Think positive.
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                • Hector
                  el Hombre de Acero
                  • May 19, 2003
                  • 31852

                  #9
                  I like this proposed casting, The Rock is extremely likeable, has the chiseled look, has good acting skills (especially for an action-oriented actor), can pull off both being serious or humorous, and has an established fan base, I think it will work.
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                  • Earth 2 Chris
                    Verbose Member
                    • Mar 7, 2004
                    • 32557

                    #10
                    While I do think he'd make a better Black Adam, I can take the Rock as the big red cheese. He has a boyish, humorous charm about him that suits CM. Plus he's obviously built like Super Heroes are drawn. Plus, he can actually act, which helps.

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                    • joshvox
                      Clown Prince of Crime
                      • Mar 21, 2006
                      • 1873

                      #11
                      Well, I'm glad you guys are semi-digging the possiblitly, but the rock just gets on my nerves, so if he is attached, I'll probably pass on seeing it in the theater. He can act? I have never, ever seen any proof of that lol.

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                      • Comic Book Geek
                        Stays Crunchy in Milk
                        • Aug 2, 2004
                        • 2299

                        #12
                        If DC movie history holds true, five more names will be attached to the roll before the movie is made 12 years from now. Maybe Rock's son can play the roll then.
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                        • thunderbolt
                          Hi Ernie!!!
                          • Feb 15, 2004
                          • 34211

                          #13
                          Somewhere I read a bit from the scriptwriter and he stated that the old Fawcett CM stuff didn't interest him as reference material, but the current Trials of Shazam did. Hopefully the project will change scripters a few times before it happens. The Rock should be ok, but I'd rather see Ptrick Warburton or Bruce Campbell.
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                          • The Toyroom
                            The Packaging King
                            • Dec 31, 2004
                            • 16653

                            #14
                            Originally posted by thunderbolt
                            Somewhere I read a bit from the scriptwriter and he stated that the old Fawcett CM stuff didn't interest him as reference material, but the current Trials of Shazam did.
                            Double


                            And Patrick Warburton would be perfect! Physically looks the part, always has that perpetual squint and has voiced Superman on several occassions. Plus, he was The Tick!
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                            • joshvox
                              Clown Prince of Crime
                              • Mar 21, 2006
                              • 1873

                              #15
                              Originally posted by The Toyroom
                              Patrick Warburton would be perfect!
                              That would be my pick as well.

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